Michelle Schenker

Born right here in Winston-Salem, NC, at Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Michelle is a native. At age one she moved to Virginia but after spending 30+ years moving around Virginia, Tennessee, Massachusetts, California and even Paris, France, Michelle returned home to Winston-Salem in 2004. A job at Hanes brought her here but the heart of the city has kept her here. Her favorite things about Winston-Salem are its welcoming people who call it home, its art-centric culture, and its perfect location at the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains and a short drive to the beaches of the Atlantic. The lack of traffic is a pretty tremendous asset as well, especially since it gives her more free time to enjoy cooking and playing with her dogs, Bella and Lily. Michelle is one of the many residents of this great city who are thrilled to call this "My Winston-Salem"!

ATP Tennis Returns to Winston-Salem

Winston Salem Open Tennis 2015 at night Tsonga

2018 marks the eighth year for the internationally known ATP tennis tournament, The Winston-Salem Open! This year it will be August 18-25, 2018, at the recently renovated grounds of Wake Forest University’s tennis facility. Ticket sales start on June 4, 2018…

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Kids Summer Movies: 2018 Schedule

The Grand Theatre Summer Kids Movies

It’s summer! And although that means more time outdoors and at the pool, the Kids’ Summer Movie series at local cinemas is great for rainy days and days you just need an affordable break from the heat all the activity. Find below a listing of participating Winston-Salem cinemas with prices, show times and movies playing with ratings…

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How Jazzercise Kicked My Butt Back Into Shape

Facing my 42nd birthday in late January 2017, I realized that I had not done a damn thing in the form of cardio since making my big health-oriented new year’s resolutions. One other thing happened on that day — my friend JoAnn, who is a Jazzercise instructor, wrote me to wish me a happy birthday and to remind me that I needed to make time to check out Jazzercise Winston-Salem. Hmmm… could it be a sign?

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Artisan

I recently ate at Artisan for brunch and it was awesome! Great prices and the food is really tasty and unique. Their Huevos Rancheros are to die for. What do you guys think of this “new” restaurant?

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Quanto Basta: Interview with Chef Tim Grandinetti

Quanto Basta Interview with Chef Tim Grandinetti

In late April, I had the opportunity to sit down with Chef Tim Grandinetti and learn more about his new Italian restaurant, Quanto Basta Italian Eatery & Wine Bar. It opened on March 5, 2015, and is a very different vibe from Chef Tim’s first restaurant Spring House Kitchen, Restaurant & Bar. Caution: Reading this article is likely to make you very hungry for delicious Italian food…

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